Donny Schatz Powers to 22nd Victory at Rolling Wheels Raceway

Five-time champ closes gap in quest for World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car title

ELBRIDGE, N.Y. – Oct. 12, 2013 – Donny Schatz’s remarkable World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series season continued on Saturday night at Rolling Wheels Raceway Park as he powered to his 22nd victory of the year.

Schatz, who is chasing Daryn Pittman for the series championship, put his STP/Armor All J&J on the pole for the 25-lap main event, where he was nearly untouchable in a dominating performance that sliced into Pittman’s advantage. Schatz will trail Pittman, who finished fourth, by 52 points entering the World Finals on Nov. 7-8-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte.

“It was a good night, I got qualified decent and had a good heat race, really good dash and built on it for the feature,” said Schatz, of Fargo, N.D., who is fourth all-time in World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series history with 146 wins, seven behind Mark Kinser. “In the 25 laps, the car changed quite a bit, but the guys did a really good job, and they keep finding ways to make this car better and more fun for me to drive. I tried to play my lap traffic smart and get around them as quick as I could without jeopardizing anything.”

Paul McMahan was the runner-up at the Saturday night event during NAPA Auto Parts Super DIRT Week XLII at the 5/8-mile oval, holding off third-place finishing Craig Dollansky. Pittman, who is attempting to win his first World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series crown, minimized the damage from Schatz’s victory by finishing fourth in the A-main to go with a strong qualifying run. Kraig Kinser, who always seems to run well at Rolling Wheels, rounded out the top five.

“The car was pretty good, but just a little short tonight,” said McMahan, who resides near Nashville, Tenn. “We were getting better as the race went on, but just didn’t have enough to catch Donny. The track stays about the same every time we come here, but the key to this place is just starting up front. Hopefully in a few weeks we can pick up one more spot.”

The race was covered by CBS Sports Network to air a two-hour broadcast at 9 p.m. ET on Sunday, Dec. 1.

The lone caution of the feature flew on lap five as Joey Saldana rolled to a stop on the front stretch. On the restart, Schatz surged ahead of McMahan’s CJB Motorsports machine and weaved through lapped traffic to take the win.

Dollansky, who won the second of three heat races, started the feature event in the seventh position. Five laps into 25-lap main event he was running fourth. On the restart, he first fell behind Pittman before moving to the top line and on the next lap drove his EyeCon Trail Cameras entry around Pittman to take the third position.

“There were a couple of grooves out there to work with,” said Dollansky, of Elk River, Minn. “It seemed like the top groove favored the way that our car was. We hated to see that yellow flag when Joey stopped. I ran the bottom a couple of different times, but I was really just trying to create different lanes where you could pass. Starting where we did and get up there and in the mix was a pretty good run for us.”

Cody Darrah earned the KSE Hard Charger award with a seventh-place finish in the feature event after winning the Last Chance Showdown and starting 18th.

Steve Buckwalter of Royersford, Pa., who was on the pole for both World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series races last weekend at Williams Grove Speedway, represented the highest finishing member of the Pennsylvania Posse and continued a string of three-consecutive top-10 finishes. After posting the third-quickest time in qualifying, Blake Breen started the feature in fourth position but contact coming to the green in the A-main ended his night with suspension damage.

Next up for the the World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is the World Finals Nov. 7-8-9 at The Dirt Track at Charlotte. Tickets for the event can be purchased at http://www.WorldofOutlawsWorldFinals.com.

ROLLING WHEELS RACEWAY PARK NOTEBOOK

NOTES – Dave Ely was the fastest qualifier around the semi-banked 5/8-mile oval with a time of 16.477 seconds to earn five championship points. Also earning points were Daryn Pittman (4 points), Blake Breen (3), Kraig Kinser (2) and Donny Schatz(1). … Sammy Swindell, Craig Dollansky and Ryan Bohlke won heat races. … The dash draw was a 6for the 35th time this year… Donny Schatz won the dash for the ninth time this year.

CONTINGENCY WINNERS – MSD Ignitions ($25 cash): Daivd Gravel; MSD Ignitions ($50 cash): Donny Schatz; STP ($50 cash): Paul McMahan; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($50 cash): Craig Dollansky; JE Pistons ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen UNOH ($50 cash): Kerry Madsen; American Racing Custom Wheels ($50 cash): Cody Darrah; VP Racing Fuels ($50 cash): Chad Kemenah; Edelbrock ($50 cash): Dave Ely; Comp Cams ($50 cash): Dave Ely; Cometic Gasket ($50 cash): Jason Sides; Superflow ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; Klotz Synthetic Lubricants ($50 cash): Ryan Smith; KSE Racing Products ($100 certificate): Cody Darrah; Penske Shocks ($100 certificate): Ryan Bohlke; Armor All (case of product): Ryan Smith.; Comp Cams ($50 certificate): Donny Schatz, ; Bruce High Performance Transporters ($200 certificates):Jason Sides, David Gravel, Craig Dollansky ; JE Pistons (set of rings): Ryan Smith, Joey Saldana.

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Statistical Report; Rolling Wheels Raceway Park; Elbridge, N.Y.; Oct. 13, 2013

A-Main – (25 Laps):1. 15-Donny Schatz [1] [$10,000]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2] [$5,500]; 3. 7-Craig Dollansky [7] [$3,200]; 4. 9-Daryn Pittman [5] [$2,800]; 5. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3] [$2,500]; 6. 29-Kerry Madsen [8] [$2,300]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [18] [$2,200]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [12] [$2,100]; 9. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [14] [$2,050]; 10. 65-Dave Ely [9] [$2,000]; 11. 11-Steve Kinser [11] [$1,500]; 12. 1-Sammy Swindell [6] [$1,200]; 13. 7S-Jason Sides [13] [$1,100]; 14. 5-Justin Barger [17] [$1,050]; 15. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [10] [$1,000]; 16. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [21] [$900]; 17. 747-Davey Sammons [15] [$800]; 18. 69-Ryan Smith [19] [$800]; 19. 6-Bill Rose [23] [$800]; 20. O-Glenn Styres [20] [$800]; 21. 71M-Joey Saldana [16] [$800]; 22. 28F-Davie Franek [24] [$800]; 23. 8-Blake Breen [4] [$800]; 24. G6-David Gravel [22] [$800]. Lap Leaders: Donny Schatz 1-25. KSE Hard Charger Award: 4-Cody Darrah [+11].

Qualifying – 1. 65-Dave Ely, 16.477; 2. 9-Daryn Pittman, 16.491; 3. 8-Blake Breen, 16.524; 4. 11K-Kraig Kinser, 16.568; 5. 15-Donny Schatz, 16.589; 6. 11-Steve Kinser, 16.676; 7. 51-Paul McMahan, 16.682; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah, 16.695; 9. 29-Kerry Madsen, 16.722; 10. 1-Sammy Swindell, 16.752; 11. 7-Craig Dollansky, 16.787; 12. 2X-Ryan Bohlke, 16.819; 13. 7S-Jason Sides, 16.819; 14. 17B-Steve Buckwalter, 16.831; 15. 747-Davey Sammons, 16.834; 16. 71M-Joey Saldana, 16.868; 17. 5-Justin Barger, 16.892; 18. 4-Cody Darrah, 16.924; 19. 6-Bill Rose, 16.995; 20. 69-Ryan Smith, 17.003; 21. O-Glenn Styres, 17.005; 22. 1Z-Jessica Zemken, 17.085; 23. 49-Todd Hoddick, 17.092; 24. G6-David Gravel, 17.418; 25. X-Dan Mazy, 18.007; 26. 24K-Devin Caron, 18.459; 27. 28F-Davie Franek, nt

Heat 1 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature):1. 1-Sammy Swindell [1]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [2]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 7S-Jason Sides [5]; 5. 65-Dave Ely [4]; 6. 71M-Joey Saldana [6]; 7. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [8]; 8. 6-Bill Rose [7]; 9. X-Dan Mazy [9]

Heat 2 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature):1. 7-Craig Dollansky [1]; 2. 15-Donny Schatz [3]; 3. 9-Daryn Pittman [4]; 4. 17B-Steve Buckwalter [5]; 5. 5-Justin Barger [6]; 6. 69-Ryan Smith [7]; 7. 49-Todd Hoddick [8]; 8. 63-Chad Kemenah [2]; 9. 24K-Devin Caron [9]

Heat 3 – (8 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature):1. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [1]; 2. 29-Kerry Madsen [2]; 3. 11-Steve Kinser [3]; 4. 8-Blake Breen [4]; 5. 747-Davey Sammons [5]; 6. G6-David Gravel [8]; 7. 4-Cody Darrah [6]; 8. O-Glenn Styres [7]; 9. 28F-Davie Franek [9]

Dash – (6 Laps, finishing order determined first 10 starting positions of A-feature:1. 15-Donny Schatz [2]; 2. 51-Paul McMahan [1]; 3. 11K-Kraig Kinser [3]; 4. 8-Blake Breen [4]; 5. 9-Daryn Pittman [5]; 6. 1-Sammy Swindell [8]; 7. 7-Craig Dollansky [9]; 8. 29-Kerry Madsen [7]; 9. 65-Dave Ely [6]; 10. 2X-Ryan Bohlke [10]

Last Chance Showdown – (12 Laps – Top 6 finishers transfer to the A-feature:1. 4-Cody Darrah [2] [-]; 2. 1Z-Jessica Zemken [5] [-]; 3. O-Glenn Styres [4] [-]; 4. 63-Chad Kemenah [1] [-]; 5. 6-Bill Rose [3] [-]; 6. 28F-Davie Franek [9] [-]; 7. X-Dan Mazy [7] [$200]; 8. 49-Todd Hoddick [6] [$180]; 9. 24K-Devin Caron [8] [$175]

World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series Championship Standings

Pos.

Driver

Total

Diff

Wins

Top 5’s

Top 10’s

QT

1

Daryn Pittman

9852

0

8

45

58

13

2

Donny Schatz

9800

-52

22

44

59

3

3

Paul McMahan

9492

-360

3

31

52

16

4

Joey Saldana

9213

-639

1

20

42

7

5

Craig Dollansky

9155

-697

6

19

38

1

6

Sammy Swindell

9113

-739

3

16

41

4

7

Cody Darrah

8846

-1006

2

12

27

2

8

Steve Kinser

8779

-1073

2

9

31

0

9

Kerry Madsen

8655

-1197

3

14

36

1

10

Jason Sides

8638

-1214

0

12

31

1

11

Kraig Kinser

8559

-1293

1

9

33

1

12

Chad Kemenah

8515

-1337

0

13

24

2

13

David Gravel

7443

-2409

1

7

25

2

14

Tim Kaeding

6646

-3206

9

26

34

1

15

Bill Rose

4880

-4972

0

0

2

0

16

Brad Sweet

3816

-6036

1

10

13

2

17

Sam Hafertepe Jr.

3775

-6077

0

1

7

1

18

Brian Brown

3612

-6240

0

5

13

0

19

Greg Wilson

2968

-6884

0

1

3

0

20

Jac Haudenschild

2897

-6955

0

8

10

0

The World of Outlaws STP Sprint Car Series is brought to fans across the country by many important sponsors and partners, including: American Racing Custom Wheels (Official Custom Wheel), Armor All (Official Car Care Products), STP (Official Fuel Treatment), Hoosier Racing Tire (Official Tire), KMC (Official Custom Truck Wheel), University of Northwestern Ohio, VP Racing Fuels (Official Racing Fuel), Vicci (Official Apparel); in addition to contingency sponsors, including: Bruce High Performance Transporters, Cometic Gasket, Comp Cams, Edelbrock, JE Pistons, Klotz Synthetic Lubricants, KSE Racing Products, MSD Ignitions, Penske Shocks and Superflow Dynos; along with manufacturer sponsors, including: ButlerBuilt, Fuel Safe, Intercomp, J&J Auto Racing, Jake’s Carts, Racing Electronics, S&S Volvo, TNT Rescue and Winters Performance.